Turning Point School Achieves Council of International Schools Certification

Los Angeles schools : Turning Point International Designation

John Heard of the Council of Independent Schools, at left, Turning Point Head of School Deborah Richman and
Ann Straub of the Council of Independent Schools celebrate Turning Point School’s new designation.

Turning Point School – a private, independent, coeducational day school in Culver City serving students in preschool through middle school – has achieved International Certification status from the Council of International Schools (CIS), validating the school community’s commitment to international education and students’ growth as global citizens. Turning Point is alone among Los Angeles schools, and just the third in the U.S., honored with the designation. Turning Point joins St. Timothy’s School in Maryland and the International School of Indiana as the only three schools in the U.S. to achieve International Certification.

CIS is a global membership community working collaboratively for the continuous improvement of international education. Schools around the world join CIS for guidance, support and access to like-minded peers as they develop challenging international programs for their students.

CIS has also recognized Turning Point as one of a select group of schools from around the world chosen to participate in the pilot of the International Certification program, highlighting its leadership in advancing international and intercultural learning for students. The achievement of International Certification is a school-wide accomplishment that has fostered collaboration and whole-school discussion of values related to global citizenship.

“Through the International Certification process, school communities explore aspects of leadership and institutional approaches that enable the development of students as culturally literate, competent global citizens,” says CIS Executive Director Jane Larsson. “Together with the Turning Point School community and others, the outcomes of a school’s work in this area are developed through a purposeful, collaborative network of diverse schools, recognized, supported, and challenged to go further. With its strong reputation in the provision of international education, Turning Point has been a valuable contributor to this process.”

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